• paul canet wrote: 89 points

    May 20, 2017 - Un peu over the top, la carafe lui fait grand bien. Confiture, bleuets.

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  • fcolonna Likes this wine: 91 points

    December 26, 2015 - Decanted for 1hr. Deep dark fruit on the nose, wonderful. I was really impressed. I am not sure if this will continue to get better, but it is drinking beautifully right now.
    The wine looks brick colored. There is light sediment in the bottle. It tastes like blueberry, black currant (cassis) and vanilla. The body is medium/full. The wine has silky texture. The wine finishes medium. The wine has medium acidity.

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  • joelbkaplan Likes this wine: 90 points

    December 21, 2015 - a wonderful bordeaux blend with berry, earthy, notes. great on the palatte.

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  • Jacobwhiteley wrote:

    July 5, 2014 - Fantastic... Smooth, full of Okanagan red fruit, almost jammy.

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  • SiR wrote: 90 points

    September 8, 2013 - 13.5% - Clear, med to deep garnet / clean, pronounced intensity - blackberry, blueberry, liquorice, some green bellpepper, cocoa powder, dusty, well integrated oak - overall great bouquet / dry, med to low acidity, full body, med to high tannins, med+ intensity and length. Concentrated berries, black olive with a solid backbone, new world style fruitforward without any excessive heat from the alcohol or overripe fruit. The nose has depth and is quite profond - meditative wine. The tannins are smoother and more refined than the last bottle opened 2 years ago.
    90 now... will see after decanting

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  • knuckles1970 wrote: 90 points

    November 19, 2011 - 4 hour decant. Clear, dark ruby. Clean and medium intensity on the nose. Notes of chocolate, licorice, tar, black fruits. Tannins are soft, medium acidity, nice balance. Earthy, blackberry, some mushrooms and leather on the palate. A little one dimensional, but very enjoyable. Medium finish. Fine effort.

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  • SiR Likes this wine: 90 points

    November 12, 2011 - 13.5% Clear, med to deep ruby/ clean, med to pronounced blackfruits, some light cedar and vanilla / dry, med+ body, med + voluptuous tannin, long and persistant length, med+ intensity, med acidity with blackberry and blackcurrant... Good structure and has nicely developed for a wine that is ready to drink right now with some aging potential (better than the 2008 – which is too young) , nice complexity that evolves in a good way after decanted for 1.5hr

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  • maxima wrote: 86 points

    October 3, 2011 - Au nez, c’est très fruité.
    Du cassis et des cerises avec un petit côté herbacé et vert.
    En bouche, surtout des fruits confits, pas mal d'extraction et un peu d’élevage.
    Les tannins sont charnus. Finale assez longue!
    Pas méchant mais un peu jeune...possiblement dans 10-15 ans!

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  • Opusone99 wrote: 91 points

    September 9, 2011 - Le vin titre 13.5% et est composé à 52% de Merlot, 19% de Cabernet-sauvignon, 19% de Cabernet franc et 10% de Petit verdot.

    La robe est rubis foncé. Le nez est très ouvert et bien puissant sur des notes vanillées, torréfiées et de framboises congelées et à la toute fin on perçoit une petite pointe d'alcool qui s'estompe avec l'aération. En bouche, c'est assez rond et d'un beau velouté. Le vin est dense, les tannins ne sont pas agressants et on ressent une légère amertume en fin de bouche. La finale est un peu courte. En comparaison avec le Oculus 2005 bu la semaine dernière, je dirais que le Compendium est nettement plus ouvert et accessible en ce moment. Je ne retrouve pas le potentiel de garde ni l'aspect très boisé du Oculus ici. Moins sérieux que les Osoyoos et les Oculus de ce monde, c'est davantage un vin à boire en jeunesse à mon avis. Belle bouteille! 91-92.

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  • Magnum Jim wrote: 90 points

    February 28, 2010 - Good QPR. Not too tannic, but could still use another year in the bottle before drinking.

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